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Beauty and Body Image Concerns Among African American College Women
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Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. The current study examined body image concerns among African American women. In recent years, there has been an attempt to include ethnic minority samples in body image studies e. A total of 31 African American women participated in one of five focus groups on the campus of a large Southwestern University to examine beauty and body image. Data were analyzed using a thematic approach and several themes were identified. The majority of themes pertained to issues related to hair, skin tone, body type, and message sources.